A YOUNG cricket fan was taken to hospital after being hit by a six in Australia’s Big Bash League last night.
The child was struck flush on the head by a huge maximum off the bat of George Bailey and was later taken to A&E during Sydney Thunder’s game with Hobart Hurricanes.
The massive six hit the youngster and bounced off his head a further ten metres, such was the force of the monster blow.
Bailey immediately stopped the game and rushed to see if the fan was OK as medics rushed around the boundary.
The child appeared to be OK after the shocking blow, hugging his dad – but was taken to hospital for precautionary tests.
In between innings, Bailey gave the supporter his gloves, while Thunder bowler Daniel Sams gifted him a signed shirt.
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After the sickening incident Bailey claimed: “Your heart is in your throat a bit with a few of the crowd catches.
“It’s the heroes who go for it then pull out at the last minute.
“Just step up and take the catch, it’s not that hard, just put your hands in front of you and leave them there.”
Bailey hit 53 in their victory as the Hurricanes posted 165-4 from their 19 overs in the rain-affected clash.